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Updated August 25, 2016

West Bend Germanfest, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street, downtown West Bend. Nonstop music on two stages, a variety of German food including desserts, beverages, sheepshead and family fun. Proceeds will build a new home for a deserving family in Washington or Dodge County.  Free admission and parking.

MS Orchard Walk and Fundraiser, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. apple pancake breakfast, check-in 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by 1-mile walk and 10:30 a.m. raffle, Apple Holler Family Farm, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant. $20 admission, proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Wisconsin Chapter. 1-800-238-3629 and

Hootie Hustle 5K for Honours Scholarships for Slinger Scholars, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Slinger High School, 209 Polk St., Slinger. $20 a person includes performance T-shirt; $70 for team of four; $5 fun runs for ages 5 to 10 begins at 8:20 a.m. Register morning of event or at

Flying Electrons Airfest, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, N51-W17000 Kohler Lane, Menomonee Falls (behind Tom’s Trailers). Food and refreshments for sale by Boy Scout Troop 110. Noontime air show. Try flying radio-controlled aircraft with discovery flights. Demonstrations. Parking and admission $5 per carload.

Gathering of Warbirds, Waukesha County Airport, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2525 Aviation Drive, Waukesha (parking at Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road). $10 a carload (cash only). Commemorative Air Force honors military aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. Special events for veterans. Food and refreshments available.  Visit or

Live at Peck Pavilion: Taste of Islands, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Celebrate the music, food and culture of Jamaica.

11th annual Settlers Weekend, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,  the 1887 5th District Schoolhouse in Honey Creek Park, 8485 W. National Ave., West Allis.

Milwaukee Fringe Festival, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marcus Center grounds, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The first “Fringe” showcase of Milwaukee artists: from theatrical actors to painters, musicians to tap dancers, performance artists to playwrights.

West Milwaukee Oktoberfest, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, under big tents in the parking lot of Kegel’s Inn, 5901 W. National Ave., West Allis.  $5 for adults, free for 18 and younger. It features live music. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds, including sales of beer steins, will benefit the West Milwaukee Lions Club.

History at Work at Old World Wisconsin, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 through Sept. 5, Old World Wisconsin, W372-S9727 Highway 67, Town of Eagle. Fun activities associated with work on the farms, homes and shops of 19th-century Wisconsin. Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch and period games. $19, $10 for ages 4 to 12, 3 and younger free, senior citizens $16. Daylong tram included.

10th anniversary of Immigrant Park at the Cudahy Depot, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4, 4647 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Cudahy. Games for kids, performance by the South Milwaukee Municipal Band and free dessert for all. Bring lawn chairs and food. if you like. Free.

12th annual Doggie Dip,  4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5,  Cool Waters, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis. Admission is $5 per dog. Dogs of all abilities, breeds and sizes are welcome. All dogs must be licensed and current with their vaccinations. The event is presented by Milwaukee County Parks in partnership with Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks. Visit and search “doggie dip.”

St. Luke’s Famous Fish Fry, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 9, St. Luke Catholic Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield. Food available from 4  p.m. to 5 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Market Place featuring local crafts and home-based vendors. Raffles, bake sale,  music and children’s games throughout the evening.

30th anniversary Indian Summer Festival, 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 9, noon to midnight Sept. 10 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 11, Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. A variety of dancers, music, food. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older, free for 12 and younger; discounts available.

 Patriot Day outdoor observance, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11, St. John Lutheran Church, 4850 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy.  It remembers those killed and who served because of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The event will also honor local first responders, including police and fire personnel who serve in St. Francis, Cudahy and South Milwaukee. It will include the 128th Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard and taps. The local departments will display equipment and vehicles. Free refreshments will be served to the public.



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